Matilda The Musical, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, opened in April, 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, receiving rapturous and popular critical acclaim. The New York Times said, “Rejoice. It’s even more glorious than promised. Rush now to the Shubert Theatre.” TIME Magazine called it “the Best Musical since The Lion King.” The New York Post said, “Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway. Matilda The Musical is that show.”
Celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists last year, the Broadway production has received four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who originated and shared the title role, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
The London production of Matilda The Musical received seven 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, securing its place in the Guinness Book of World records for Most Olivier Award wins by any show, ever.
Matilda The Musicalwill make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015.
The Matilda The Musical North American Tour will commence in May 2015. After technical rehearsals and performances at New Haven’s Shubert Theater, the tour officially opens at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and includes the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center among others in the first season. Full touring schedule and casting will be announced at a later date.
The original Broadway cast recording is produced by Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label and is now available digitally and at the Shubert Theatre. It can be ordered at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
The four girls currently sharing the title role are Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck, and Fina Strazza. The principal cast also features Karen Aldridge (Mrs. Phelps), Matt Harrington (Mr. Wormwood), Alison Luff (Miss Honey), Lesli Margherita (Mrs. Wormwood), and Christopher Sieber (Miss Trunchbull).
Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.
The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.
The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST.
American Airlines is the preferred airline for Matilda The Musical.
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